My husband was let go from his job last Thursday. To say we didn't have a merry Christmas weekend is to say the least. He was given only 1 week severance pay. What a joke, but I guess I should be happy they gave him something. They really didn't give him a reason, just said it "wasn't working out" whatever that means. He worked at this company since June 2017. The company sought him out and begged him to come offering many benefits which I should have known was too good to be true. He left a job that he was comfortable at and liked for this company. My son has been sick lately, tis the season, and my husband has had to call out of work a bunch in November and December (5 days total), because of either himself catching the sickness (bad stomach virus) or taking care of our son. I am normally the one to take off, but I can only take off so much too. Maybe that was the reason, who knows... Literally 2 weeks ago they told him he was doing a good job...
I am very upset. Of course in hindsight he should have never taken this job, but there is nothing we can do about it now.
I am also very scared. Although I do work full time and make a paycheck, my husband is the breadwinner. We cannot pay our bills without his paycheck. We will be fine for a little while from savings, but maybe only a few months. I know he will find another job, but I am scared that we are going to dig ourselves in a hole that will take years to recover from.
We just completely redid our entire first level of our home. I have never had credit dept until now. I broke the cardinal rule, spent money we didn't have, but I had a plan to pay off in 12 months on a 0% credit card. Now I am kicking myself that I did this. We have NEVER done this before and I will never do it again.
We also decided last month to start trying for a second baby. I could be pregnant right now, too early to test, and I am freaking out.
I don't know the purpose of this post. I am just really really scared and frustrated right now. I feel I can't express my frustration at home because i want to support my husband right now. It is a real blow to be let go when you truly feel like you did nothing wrong to justify it. And he is worried enough to take on my feelings. This has never happened to us in the 14 years we have been together and it is a very scary feeling.